Appalachian Mountain Project Access is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate health care gaps by providing meaningful access to health care through a coordinated system of primary, specialty, ancillary, hospital, supportive, and social services for the low income, uninsured, and medically needy residents of upper Northeast Tennessee.
Project Access provides access to specialty medical care at no cost to the residents of Washington, Unicoi, Johnson, and Carter counties in Tennessee, who lack health insurance and are unable to afford the medical care they need. Project Access has over 500 participating medical providers and a network of care that includes hospitals, community clinics, health care centers, physician’s offices, and specialty care providers. Ancillary and support services also participate providing access to laboratories, anesthesia, home health, prescription assistance, and durable medical equipment. When providers participate, they agree to offer their services at no charge.
Based on the national Project Access model with its roots in Buncombe County, North Carolina, AMPA opened its doors in 2007 with our flagship program, Specialty Care Coordination (SCC). Since then our programs have evolved to stay relevant to the needs of our patients and providers. In January of 2019 we began piloting our Patient Services program that serves as a support to the SCC program. This program considers social determinants of health and connects our patients to resources that they need allowing them to focus more fully on their health.
AMPA continues to lead with cutting edge solutions directed at increasing the quality of care for individuals and families while containing the costs connected with that care.
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